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Foundation showcases interviews with influential founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the tech community. Hosted by Kevin Rose.
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Revision 3: Foundation
Mar 20, 2013 Revision 3
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Chad talks about life after YouTube, hints at his latest ambition in the video collaboration space and recalls one very important breakfast meeting at Denny's.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Chad Hurley
Revision 3: Foundation
Feb 28, 2013 Revision 3
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Robyn Sue explains how she built a solid alumni network at the Stanford d.school, why she turned down a job with the FBI to become an entrepreneur, and the secrets behind the Kelvin, her one-of-a-kind instant ice cream freezer.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Robyn Sue Fisher
Revision 3: Foundation
Feb 7, 2013 Revision 3
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Hosain and Kevin discuss the entrepreneurial environment at Stanford in the 1990's, The Jetsons as design inspiration, and how his meeting with Steve Jobs shaped the future of Jawbone's first product designs.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Hosain Rahman
Revision 3: Foundation
Jan 25, 2013 Revision 3
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Dave talks about getting his start in student marketing at Apple, and reflects that focus is one of the most important things he learned there. He goes on to describe his time at Facebook, where an intense focus on product utility set the product up for long-term growth. Dave also dives into the moments that inspired Path, and the different ways their team thinks about the social graph.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Dave Morin
Revision 3: Foundation
Dec 20, 2012 Revision 3
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Tony opens up about starting his first company, LinkExchange, an early take on Web advertising which was acquired by Microsoft for $265 million. He tells why his first startup taught him to pay close attention to company culture, outlines how founders can map company culture to their personal values, and explains why Zappos actually pays people to quit. Tony also discusses his latest efforts to accelerate the tech ecosystem in Las Vegas and his goal to fund at least 100 local tech startups.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Tony Hsieh
Revision 3: Foundation
Dec 3, 2012 Revision 3
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Melody shares how her frustration with finding a stylist inspired her to build the platform. She also talks through the challenges of reaching an audience who isn't in front of a computer all day, and how the web helps them grow their businesses and improve their client relationships. Melody McCloskey's advice on when it's time to start your own thing: I started a company because the excitement about doing it suddenly outweighed the fear. I'd been fearful for two years; I sat on the idea for...
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Melody McCloskey
Revision 3: Foundation
Nov 15, 2012 Revision 3
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The latest episode of my Foundation video series comes to you filmed live from the Google Ventures Founder & CEO Summit last week. I had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Opsware and now General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Enjoy! Ben shares how he got his start as an intern at Silicon Graphics, and went on to found and build Opsware into a billion dollar company. He offers candid advice for entrepreneurs on the importance of establishing a thoughtful...
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Ben Horowitz
Revision 3: Foundation
Nov 6, 2012 Revision 3
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Pandora CTO Tom Conrad shares his inspiration for reinventing the radio. He reveals how a jailbroken iPhone played a key part in Pandora's success, and explains why Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for the service. He also tells the crazy backstory behind Web 1.0 flameout Pets.com, what it was like to be an engineer during the "dark years" at Apple, and how he made a killing in high school selling the Apple IIGS.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Tom Conrad
Revision 3: Foundation
Oct 3, 2012 Revision 3
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Matt Rogers of Nest Labs shows off the newly refreshed Nest Learning Thermostat and also talks about his early days working at Apple where he worked on some of the early prototypes of the iPhone.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Matt Rogers
Revision 3: Foundation
Sep 8, 2012 Revision 3
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South Africa-born entrepreneur Elon Musk joins Kevin Rose in an interview shot at Tesla Motors' Factory, the groundbreaking electric car company he co-founded. Born and raised in South Africa, Musk explains visiting the United States at an early age, his interest in comics and technology and how it all led to him striking out on his own back to the United States to chase opportunity. Musk continues to explain his experiences co-founding Paypal, Tesla, and SpaceX. Tesla is widely recognized for...
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Elon Musk
Revision 3: Foundation
Aug 22, 2012 Revision 3
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Kevin Rose and Om Malik sit down and discuss Malik's life growing up in India aspiring to be a successful writer and journalist. The interview traces how Malik made his way to the United States working as a writer, then trail-blazing online journalism starting various publications prior to GigaOM. Malik's passion for covering the tech industry, startups, and venture capital shines in this interview as the driving force that has led him to where he is today.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Om Malik
Revision 3: Foundation
Jul 11, 2012 Revision 3
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Sahil Lavingia is a born entrepreneur having created and coded numerous notable projects and recently raised $7M in funding for his first company all before his 20th birthday. Kevin sits down with the first-time CEO of Gumroad, a company that wants to make selling things online as easy as sharing things online. Lavingia talks about what inspires him to create new apps, having tough conversations with investors, plus why he made the decision to leave the founding team at Pinterest.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Sahil Lavingia
Revision 3: Foundation
Mar 20, 2012 Revision 3
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Kevin Rose and Scott Harrison sit down to discuss Harrison's path from childhood to New York nightlife socialite and club promoter to founding the non-profit charity: water. This interview brings out Harrison's fascinating personal story about the transformation from "selling selfishness and decadence" to a dedication to providing the most basic of resources (clean water) to some of the most impoverished people in the world through his own reinvention of how a charity can operate.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Scott Harrison
Revision 3: Foundation
Jan 3, 2012 Revision 3
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Kevin Rose and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom sit down to chat about Systrom's growing up with computers, his time spent at Stanford, and landing an internship at a startup destined to be worth billions. This ultimately led to launching his own startup which is now 15 million users strong and one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Kevin Systrom
Revision 3: Foundation
Dec 19, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Times best-selling books "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "The 4-Hour Body" for a chat about his life growing up, and the challenges of writing a book. Plus, he gives Kevin a few details about his upcoming book, "The 4-Hour Chef".
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Tim Ferriss
Revision 3: Foundation
Dec 2, 2011 Revision 3
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This week Kevin Rose sits down with Carsonified founder, Ryan Carson, to chat about the benefits and challenges of creating and organizing tech conferences, how to approach building new web products and more. Ryan also talks about his new company Treehouse, which aims to revolutionize technical education, and the way programming languages are taught with affordable online tutorials.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Ryan Carson
Revision 3: Foundation
Nov 3, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with John Ham, Co-founder and CEO of the popular live-streaming service Ustream. They talk about John's time in the US Army, and how that sparked the inspiration for Ustream. They also delve into the challenges in scaling for live video, how to build a core team of employees, how to go about the difficult process of 'editing' your team, and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, John Ham
Revision 3: Foundation
Oct 13, 2011 Revision 3
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This week on Foundation, Kevin sits down with TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque. Leah stepped away from a dream-job at IBM to start her own business. Kevin and Leah talk about what it's like to start to structure a business around a great idea, how to get started in multiple markets, finding executive talent and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Leah Busque
Revision 3: Foundation
Sep 19, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with John Borthwick, Founder & CEO of Betaworks, the "company of companies" behind such properties as Bit.ly, Chartbeat, Tweetdeck and many more. Kevin and John chat about the early days of the internet, the challenges of creating products for mobile platforms, how to pitch investors, what to do and what not to do in the initial stages of starting your company, and much more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, John Borthwick
Revision 3: Foundation
Sep 1, 2011 Revision 3
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This time on Foundation Kevin sits down with Dennis Crowley, founder and CEO of Foursquare. Dennis chats about how he got into technology, how Foursquare got started, how to approach building your own start-up and much more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Dennis Crowley
Revision 3: Foundation
Aug 16, 2011 Revision 3
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Welcome to Foundation New York! This week Kevin sits down with Fab.com founder and CEO Jason Goldberg for a chat about what it is like to go from working in the White House to running one of the hottest new design sales websites on the web.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Jason Goldberg
Revision 3: Foundation
Aug 4, 2011 Revision 3
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In this episode of Foundation, Kevin Rose sits down again with Philip Rosedale, founder of the online virtual reality world SecondLife, to find out how his new startup Coffee & Power is coming along. Philip was a guest on Foundation way back in Episode 3, and back then Coffee & Power was still very much under construction. Now have a look at the location now that it is almost completely done, and hear about some of the unique ways Philip is planning to manage and monetize his new...
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Philip Rosedale
Revision 3: Foundation
Jul 5, 2011 Revision 3
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In this episode of Foundation, Kevin Rose sits down for a conversation with the incredibly accomplished entrepreneur, company advisor, venture investor, and private equity principal Chris Sacca. Not only is Sacca a smart businessman and a true visionary, but his wit, charm, and humor make this an informative and fun interview that you can't miss. You can read Sacca's official bio here.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca
Revision 3: Foundation
Jun 7, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin Rose sits down with Jesse Jacobs, founder of Samovar Tea Lounge for a chat about starting up a brick-and-mortar businesses, how Samovar began and the philosophy behind their business, how to find and train passionate employees, and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Jesse Jacobs
Revision 3: Foundation
May 9, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin Rose sits down with Brian Wong, the 19-year-old founder and CEO of the recently launched mobile rewards network Kiip. Brian and Kevin discuss what it takes to become an entrepreneur, tips on how to effectively network and meet with people who can help you with your first start-up, and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Brian Wong
Revision 3: Foundation
Apr 8, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with Tony Conrad, co-founder of About.me and Sphere. Tony is also a founding partner at True Ventures, which funds many notable startups such as WordPress, GDGT, WeGame, & MakerBot. Kevin and Tony chat about the early stages of a startup company, the importance of getting the right domain name, how to approach investors, and more.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Tony Conrad
Revision 3: Foundation
Mar 1, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with Philip Rosedale, founder of the online virtual reality world SecondLife.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Philip Rosedale
Revision 3: Foundation
Feb 8, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with Jeff Smith, the co-founder and CEO of Smule, Inc. for a conversation about the creative process behind Smule's applications, what it takes to develop for the iOS platform, and the importance of culture in start-up companies.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Jeff Smith
Revision 3: Foundation
Jan 3, 2011 Revision 3
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Kevin sits down with the creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, for a conversation about the inspiration for Twitter and the true story for how it and Square all came to be.
Topics: revision3, rev3, google ventures, foundation, Kevin Rose, Jack Dorsey